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[liberationtech] EFF: National Security Letters Are Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

Shava Nerad shava23 at
Sat Mar 16 14:09:46 PDT 2013

This also gives morale to the DHS professionals holding on by their
fingernails until civil liberties are restored and they don't have to live
in an environment of compromised ethics to maintain their careers while we
outsiders effect reform.

Rather like the diplomatic corps professionals under the Bush
administration who had to just take a siege mentality - about their own
people.  PATRIOT has been in place for a decade now - it's a long time to
try to stay sane in an organization where the young turks think this is how
it's always been and is supposed to be.  Yet there are professionals in
every three letter agency trying to ve moderating influences...possibly
kicking themselves for feeling a little more optimistic today.




Shava Nerad
shava23 at
On Mar 16, 2013 1:31 AM, "Griffin Boyce" <griffinboyce at> wrote:

> Ali-Reza Anghaie <ali at> wrote:
>> These wins, even if not permanent, are very meaningful.
>> Well done. Well done indeed. -Ali
>   They also give a window in which more positive action can happen.
>  Despite being very busy, I'm asking Twitter for a comment on the ruling.
>  Whether or not they respond, I'm sending them a formal request for status
> of my accounts, and hope that others will follow suit.
>   Tonight I told someone whose accounts have certainly been subject to NSL
> requests that this had been declared unconstitutional.  I will never forget
> the look on their face....
>   This entire case has been extremely important and necessary for us to
> move forward.  As activists, sure.  But as a people also.  These ridiculous
> legal maneuverings have been allowed to continue for far too long.  It's a
> good day for everyone.
> ~Griffin
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> What's the real difference between an eagle feather fan
> and a pink necktie? Not much."
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